High-speed chase ends in accident

A high-speed pursuit in Fostoria early Saturday exceeded 80 mph and ended when the driver lost control of the fleeing vehicle and crashed into a mobile home. The driver of the 2008 Chrysler, Devan J. Ridgway, 24, of Michigan, is facing multiple traffic charges and a third-degree...

Free credit checks offered

A “Credit Check Wednesday” event will be hosted Wednesday by Crime Victim Services of Allen and Putnam counties, financial institutions and the West Ohio Community Action Partnership. Crime Victim Services is offering free credit checks to people who stop by its...

Business plan competition offered

BLUFFTON — A business plan competition, with cash and in-kind awards valued at $7,000, is open to contestants from Allen, Hancock, Putnam and Hardin counties. Bluffton Center For Entrepreneurs’ ninth Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition has divisions for startups...

Relocated business

Papillon Boutique owner Lori Morehead has relocated the Findlay apparel store to a larger space at 1100 Croy Drive, the former Lily Bay location. Papillon Boutique specializes in casual as well as formal apparel, including a large selection of mother-of-bride and groom, and prom...

GOP to select commissioner from field of 10 candidates

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The names of the 10 applicants seeking appointment to a vacant Hancock County commissioner’s seat won’t be known until tonight. The Hancock County Republican Central Committee is expected to make the appointment tonight in a meeting that...

Ohio’s deer-gun season opens today

By THE COURIER STAFF Ohio’s gun season for hunting white-tailed deer opens today and runs through Sunday. An additional two-day deer-gun season will be held Dec. 17-18. Hunting hours for all deer seasons in Ohio are 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset....

Wanted: Christmas memories

Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? The Courier is again asking readers to write about their favorite holiday memories and send them in so they can be shared with others. Readers’ recollections will be published Dec. 24. Contributors are asked to describe a favorite...

Wood County sheriff’s sergeant dies in apparent accident

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty sheriff’s deputy has died after accidentally shooting himself. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy as Sgt. Alvin Adams, 56. Officials say he accidentally shot himself Saturday with a shotgun...
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